Audiobook Review & Giveaway: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

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Audiobook Review & Giveaway: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

It’s time for the scariest part of the year – when you realize how many books you’ve committed to reviewing and just…haven’t. Writing reviews is HARD and sometimes it’s easy to forget that the most important part is that they convey what the story meant to you. Not how many words or something scholarly, but a simple, “This is why you should read it.”

With that, we bring you a series of mini-reviews to share some of our favorite Spooky Season reads in 2020!


Audiobook Review & Giveaway: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

Watch Over Me

by Nina LaCour
Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers
on September 15, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, GLBTQIA+
Pages: 272
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Nina LaCour delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the Printz Award-winning We Are Okay.

Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes to the opportunity: living in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below.

But she hadn’t known about the ghosts.

Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a job and a place to stay at a farm on an isolated part of the Northern California Coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home, a real home. The farm is a refuge, but also haunted by the past traumas its young residents have come to escape. And Mila’s own terrible memories are starting to rise to the surface.

Watch Over Me is another stunner from Printz Award-Winning author Nina LaCour, whose empathetic, lyrical prose is at the heart of this modern ghost story of resilience and rebirth.



Review

Truly haunting. Watch Over Me is a story of trust and found family and coming to terms with the ghosts that haunt us. As a former foster youth, this story struck a chord with me and made me think of the ghosts that haunt me still, 18 years after leaving the foster system. Nina’s books are truly modern classics and I imagine a future where they’re taught rather than the books I read in school.



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